Kohli masterclass as Indian batsmen run riot at Wankhede ReadingS


The rainy Old Trafford semi-final of 2019 looked like a distant memory at the sunny Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. Led by two of their greatest warriors, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the men in blue nearly defeated New Zealand in their first World Cup semi-final in front of a packed stadium.

There will be 100 good reasons why Kohli’s historic 50th century in ODIs, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar on home soil, will eclipse the contributions of everyone else in the starting five. While Mumbaikar Shreyas Iyer made it a memorable occasion for him with his century in the attack (105 off 70 balls) in front of his family and friends, new ODI No. 1 batsman Shubman Gill battled with cramps and remained unbeaten in 80 balls. KL Rahul completed 39 off 20 balls.

Moments after Kohli collapsed and reached three figures, he leaned over to where Tendulkar was sitting and blew his customary flying kiss to his wife Anushka Sharma.

news source (www.nationalheraldindia.com)


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